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Picchio dal Pozzo: Picchio dal Pozzo

Read "Picchio dal Pozzo" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Torna in un package smagliante l'omonima opera prima dei genovesi Picchio dal Pozzo pubblicata nel 1976 dalla Grog Records, etichetta indipendente erede della mitica Magma, fondata nei primi anni Settanta dal New Trolls Vittorio De Scalzi. Con la sua bella copertina tratta da un'illustrazione della Heinrich Ellermann Verlag, una casa editrice di Amburgo specializzata in libri per bambini, Picchio dal Pozzo è l'album che i cosiddetti big del progressive nostrano avrebbe voluto comporre, senza mai riuscirci. A fare l'impresa furono, ...

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Picchio dal Pozzo: Camere Zimmer Rooms

Read "Camere Zimmer Rooms" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Motivated by the British Canterbury progressive rock scene, this Italian band had only released two albums during their reign in the 70’s as Camere Zimmer Rooms represents previously unheard studio material recorded between 1977-1980. Hence, during the early 70’s - 80’s, the European prog-rock movement was all about taking chances. In those days, musicians’ often incorporated elements of free-jazz, classical, folk, pop and other genres into their repertoires, as the Canterbury scene largely signified new terrain amid whimsical storybook-like themes ...


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